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Fourth of July road closures and parking restrictions

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ALBANY, N.Y. – As the city gears up for the region's largest firework show, the Albany Police Department is advising residents to prepare for a high volume of vehicular traffic expected to flood into the city ahead of the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.

The annual event begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Thursday, but several road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

In an effort to promote safe and efficient travel, alternate routes will be implemented for commuters leaving the area, along with electronic message boards and police officers directing traffic as needed.

Parking Restrictions:

July 3rd at Noon to July 5th at 1 p.m. for Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, Stage area

  • State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street

July 4th at 6 a.m. to July 5th at 6 a.m.  

  • Upper Lincoln Park all roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.  This includes the roadway adjacent to TOAST School and near the tennis courts, basketball courts and spray pool (Sunshine School)

July 4th 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, Traffic Control/Public Safety

  • Madison Place, North Side from Eagle Street to Philip Street
  • Elm Street, north side from Eagle Street to Grand Street
  • Philip Street, east side from Madison Ave to Warren Street
  • Bleeker Street, south side from Philip Place to Eagle Street

July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza traffic control

  • Madison Avenue, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street

July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for July 4th Fireworks at Empire State Plaza, CDTA Bus staging/Bus STOP

  • Washington Avenue, north side from Eagle Street to N. Hawk Street
  • Washington Avenue, south side from S. Swan Street east to just west of NYS Capital
  • Washington Avenue, north side from S. Swan Street west to 111 Washington Avenue
  • N. Hawk Street, east side from Washington Avenue to Elk Street

Road Closures:

July 3rd at 6 p.m. to July 5th at 1p.m. Closed to ALL Traffic

  • State Street between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street

July 4th at 6 a.m. to July 5th at 6 a.m. Closed to ALL Traffic

  • Upper Lincoln Park roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.  (TOAST School roadway, roadway to tennis courts, basketball courts , spray pool, and sunshine school building)

July 4th 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Closed for all except Local and Emergency Traffic

  • Madison Place between Eagle Street and Philip Street
  • Philip Street between Madison Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
  • Elm Street between Eagle Street and Grand Street
  • Wilbur Street between Philip Street and Grand Street
  • Bleeker Place between Philip Street and Eagle Street
  • Myrtle Avenue between Eagle Street and Grand Street

July 4th 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Closed to all but Event and Emergency Vehicles

  • Madison Avenue between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street

Albany Police are asking for cooperation and patience the night of the event and have advised that additional closures may be necessary based on traffic volume and delays. 

Bus Service:

CDTA will have several buses staged on Washington Avenue near the Capital. CDTA will also have staff on-site to assist commuters in selecting the correct bus route. 

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